Cibo e Beve partners to open Italian restaurant Toscano at Atlantic Station

Co-owners Gianni Betti, general manager (left) and Linda Harrell, head chef, of Cibo e Beve. CHRIS HUNT / SPECIAL
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Co-owners Gianni Betti, general manager (left) and Linda Harrell, head chef, of Cibo e Beve. CHRIS HUNT / SPECIAL

The team behind Italian restaurant Cibo e Beve are bringing a new concept to Atlantic Station.

Toscano is slated to open in spring 2021 at the Midtown mixed-use development at 232 19th St. NW. The space was previously home to a Meehan’s Public House location that closed at the end of 2019. Meehan’s is a concept by 101 Concepts, the same restaurant group that operated Cibo e Beve until chefs Linda Harrell and Gianni Betti bought it in 2018.

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Harrell and Betti were looking for a second location for several months when the Atlantic Station opportunity “fell into our laps,” Harrell wrote in an email. “The landlord created a great opportunity for us and we felt good about the location.”

The pair, who met 30 years ago while working in a Tuscan restaurant, will serve a menu similar to Cibo e Beve’s, but “much larger,” and will add lunch service, which Cibo e Beve does not offer. Look for popular items from the Cibo e Beve menu, as well as dishes unique to Toscano. Lunch dishes will likely include panini, piadina (a griddled flatbread sandwich) and salads.

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Toscano’s full bar will offer craft cocktails with a focus on classic Italian sippers, including negronis and aperol spritzes, as well as an extensive list of wines and Italian liqueurs. A coffee menu will also be available.

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